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Forum: Ninjettes At Speed December 9th, 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Yakaru
I prefer, ironically, to run in the beginner...

I prefer, ironically, to run in the beginner group. I sometimes like to experiment which would make Expert uncomfortable and intermediate tends to be "Thunderdome" (there's a great meme of this I...
Forum: Riding Skills December 9th, 2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Yakaru
My toy hauler only reasonably accomodates 2 bikes...

My toy hauler only reasonably accomodates 2 bikes -- I could try to load one in the bed of the truck I suppose...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 6th, 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,638
Posted By Yakaru
From what I've seen, sourcing parts is easier...

From what I've seen, sourcing parts is easier than bikes; and I'm sure that if it's via the dealer that they'll be willing to assist on that front too.
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed December 5th, 2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Yakaru
Advanced 250/300

Just got a season pass at The Ridge for TrackTime; made the call to go with Advanced group and run my ninjettes at least some sessions. A bit intimidating to be in a group for "sub-2-minutes" on a...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed December 5th, 2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,325
Posted By Yakaru
I dunno if it matters but the ridge had a fairly...

I dunno if it matters but the ridge had a fairly notable layout change in... I think between 14-15 which has a notable lap time impact. Should we keep a pre and post record?
Forum: Riding Skills December 4th, 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Yakaru
For CodeRACE itself I'm debating between my 250,...

For CodeRACE itself I'm debating between my 250, S1000, and HP4
Forum: Riding Skills December 4th, 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Yakaru
I'll echo this; but if you don't have a bike...

I'll echo this; but if you don't have a bike preference here's a comment I made recently:

For years I've encouraged people trying to get better at the track to do two things: 1. invest in training...
Forum: Riding Skills December 4th, 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Yakaru
Sib: I have thoughts but it'll take some time to...

Sib: I have thoughts but it'll take some time to compile. Thanks for your input though.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 4th, 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Yakaru
Heh, ironically that is what I do already so...

Heh, ironically that is what I do already so w00t. I had an argument with Ken Hill about this a few months ago where I advocated exactly that -- I've got to say it was a really poor experience (see...
Forum: Riding Skills December 3rd, 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Yakaru
The person from YCRS who critiqued my review...

The person from YCRS who critiqued my review mentioned he had a video of navigating a canyon with his hands off the bars. First I'm curious how he kept speed (cruise control?) and what his pace was....
Forum: Riding Skills December 3rd, 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Yakaru
I think we're in complete agreement. When I said...

I think we're in complete agreement. When I said roughly the same thing to Ken he pulled this "I'm sorry, have you trained XXX championship winners?" and... well, I no longer attend his lectures at...
Forum: Riding Skills December 2nd, 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Yakaru
Opposed Technique Instruction

So, as a long time CSS student (Hi Misti ) one of the lessons that they cover is about how staying relaxed helps in a lot of ways, including helping the bike navigate any surface issues and...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 2nd, 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Yakaru
Then I'll see you there (I'm at least going to...

Then I'll see you there (I'm at least going to run into you at CodeRACE, as I'm doing both)
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 2nd, 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Yakaru
Some more things that came up in my discussions...

Some more things that came up in my discussions of the review with YCRS; these aren't disagreements per say so much as interesting points of discussion:

Weighting hands - YCRS advocates this, CSS...
Forum: Riding Skills December 2nd, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Yakaru
The bricycle

A fun video that might be elucidating on riding technique
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Forum: Riding Skills December 2nd, 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Yakaru
See you there!

See you there!
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 2nd, 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Yakaru
YCRS made a post recently --...

YCRS made a post recently -- https://www.facebook.com/ridelikeachampion/photos/a.200009060193042/1177265699134035/
For those without facebook it reads:


I have to think this almost might be a...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Farkles December 1st, 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Yakaru
I replaced my 300's dash with a Starlane DaVinci...

I replaced my 300's dash with a Starlane DaVinci when the original went out, but I think that requires more electronics-based signalling than the 250 does.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 28th, 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Yakaru
Just as a heads up, I've been speaking with YCRS...

Just as a heads up, I've been speaking with YCRS and have some corrections I'll be making for things I misinterpreted; I'll try to call them out in this post for people who've already read it and...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 26th, 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,638
Posted By Yakaru
PM me or call...

PM me or call https://www.lakecitypowersports.com/ (206) 364-1372 and tell them Yakaru (Yah-Kah-Rew) told you to ask for Tim in sales, tell him you want on the ZX25R list.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 26th, 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,638
Posted By Yakaru
FWIW: I ran by my local dealer today (I was in...

FWIW: I ran by my local dealer today (I was in the area) and we spoke about the 25R. He said he's had requests like this before and the way to get Kawasaki to send at least a few to the US is if...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 26th, 2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Yakaru
16 miles ~30 minutes via car ~25 minutes via...

16 miles
~30 minutes via car
~25 minutes via bike
~1 hour via public transport
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 26th, 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,638
Posted By Yakaru
Every so often I see numbers like this and have...

Every so often I see numbers like this and have to remind myself what a marvel my HP is with 215 horsepower at 377-lbs wet
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 22nd, 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,638
Posted By Yakaru
I'm totally in for one myself, FWIW

I'm totally in for one myself, FWIW
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 20th, 2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By Yakaru
Results This year was an amazing experience...

Results

This year was an amazing experience and my riding has improved by leaps and bounds, which was particularly welcome after a very rough 2018 where, due to minimal riding, my skills...
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